Apr 19th 2009 5:42PM @309blank:
We did less-rabi with:
-DK tank (as dps spec)
The key was to get an interrupt rotation down, and for the shaman to spec into the one talent (forget the name) which lowers cooldowns of his shocks so he could shock every 5 seconds.
Apr 19th 2009 5:34PM Red proto's are much more rare that Plagued proto's and arguably harder because of the amount of achievements and time involved. You need a core group of people who are willing to do these, and to wipe a lot in heroics, AND who are willing to run oculus at least 4 times in less than ideal conditions. So it's a tall order.
Couple points of advice from someone who's done it:
- Get a core group of people and run it all with them. You will all start out with different achievements, so start at the top of the list and go down to every achievement... even if only 1 of the 5 needs it, do it. Also be prepared to have many off nights because some of them couldn't get on, but it's better than leaving someone behind. You're either just going to have to run it again anyway when they come back, or end up having to ditch them like jerks. If you're going the PUG route you will eventually get them but it'll take forever and be met with lots of frustration (try telling a PUG you want to force wipe on the Less-rabi achievement for the 15th time because he transformed).
- Use consumables. Potions, food buffs, and if you know an alchemist, flasks. I can count at least 10 times when an achievement wouldn't have happened if I didn't pop a potion at the right time.
-The difficulty on them varies wildly, and can also change wildly based on your group composition but rest assured you can do them all with any normal tank/healer/3dps setup. It's just that one achievement that might take you days takes another composition 10 minutes. But down the road at some point that other composition may be in the opposite situation.
-If one of your group members is a death knight, it's going to be easier in general.
-Make sure someone is a disenchanter. You are all going to make a lot of gold.
-Take a break for a week if you've had some rough achievements and tackle it later.
Part of me wishes they took the drake away with 3.1 because it's only going to get easier, but I think the daunting list of achievements will keep most people from completing it anyway. And gear isn't everything for these (just look at the oculus ones).
Apr 14th 2009 7:34PM I think you're asking for trouble (read: having your character stuck in limbo for who knows how long) if you transfer during this mess!
Mar 6th 2009 4:31PM Kind of disappointing that they caved again. At this point it should definitely not reward a 310% speed mount since not only does it require no skill but also requires little dedication. It's also going to make proto-drakes less "special" in general like they are now. Red, Plagued, and Black - now those 3 require some skill to obtain.
Feb 25th 2009 1:01PM I get it in stormwind as well. I'm sure I get it elsewhere too but after it taking me an hour to run to the SW portal in dalaran I don't feel like trying. It's 100% unplayable right now.
Feb 23rd 2009 5:52PM The problem with HSA is that at best its equal to regular enchants. It's just an alternative, when stuff like leatherworker wrist enchants are a clear advantage.
For my hunter, HSA is roughly equal to +20 agility enchant, give or take a couple DPS. Kind of underwhelming.
Feb 10th 2009 7:23PM They kind of ruin PVP for me.
My main problem with them is, it's way too easy for them to be good players. What I mean is... when you come across someone who is good at another class, you know its because they've played the class for years and are immensely experienced with it.
With death knights, it's barely been a few months and the ratio of skilled to unskilled players is VASTLY different than any other class. It's EASY to be a relatively good death knight, and if you are a skilled player already then you are damn near unstoppable as a death knight.
It's just way too easy for noobs with only a few weeks experience with a class to own face. It's just not right.. you can't do that with any other class.
Jan 22nd 2009 11:35AM Also to get my one yellow gem I used a 8agi/8crit (or hit if you need it) in one piece.